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Incense Burner

Object Name:
Incense burner
Date:
12th century
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Bronze; engraved
Dimensions:
H. 12 5/16 in. (31.3 cm) Diam. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.219
Not on view
Inscription: Arabic, in band around body and on back, in Kufic script; translation: "Good luck [or Happiness]" repeated. (Trans. HMcA)

The word "الیمن" appears 5 times in Kufic script around the body

A.Ghouchani
[ Demotte, Inc., Paris and New York; by 1931–at least 1939]; [ Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, until 1953; sold to MMA]
Wilson, Arnold T. "7th January to 28th February, 1931." In Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Persian Art. 3rd. ed. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1931. no. 229 O, p. 15.

Harari, Ralph, and Richard Ettinghausen. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, edited by Arthur Upham Pope. Vol. I-VI. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. ill. v. VI, pl. 1299D, Correct information is on caption for pl. 1299B.



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